Comet (Hersheypark)

Roller coaster
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Comet lift.jpg
The first section of Comet
Location Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
Coordinates 40°17′14″N 76°39′18″W / 40.287231°N 76.655048°W / 40.287231; -76.655048
Park section The Hollow
Status Operating since May 30, 1946
Rider height
  • Minimum: 42 inch
  • Min. unaccompanied: 48 inch
Manufacturer Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc.
Designer / calculations Herbert Paul Schmeck
Type Wooden
Hourly capacity 950
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Serial number 109
Height 84 feet
Drop 78 feet
Top speed 50 mph
Length 3360 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 1:48
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters (replaced 1996)
Riders per train 24
The first drop on Comet.

Comet is a wooden roller coaster located at Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA. It was designed by Herbert Paul Schmeck, built by Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters with construction overseen by Frank F. Hoover.



Comet's design consists of several "bunny hills" that provide riders with several instances of airtime.

Color scheme

Unpainted track and white supports.


2 trains with 4 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows, for a total of 24 riders per train.


  • Comet's first drop is nicknamed the "Chocolate Drop".
  • During the event, Hersheypark in the Dark, the ride is dubbed Ichabod's Train.


External links

  • Comet on the Roller Coaster DataBase.

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